Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Loving cow

"Monterey Lysy, 8, hugs the family cow Clyde in Cedar Hills, Monday, May 24, 2010. The Lysy's live in Canyon Heights, but cannot have the cow in their yard, so it's tied up at the house that sits right at the bottom of the street, that is technically in Pleasant Grove, which has animal rights."

Before leaving for my assignment, I was told cows were mean.

Totally didn't believe anyone. I've never seen a cow do anything but stand in place eating grass.

Needless to say, when I got to this shoot of a family that keeps a cow in a neighboring yard (it's illegal to keep it in their own yard), I thought it would be fairly uneventful.

That was until we were all chased by this one-year-old cow. The children thought they'd take it for a walk, but apparently right after cows eat oats they get a little wild.

I can seriously say I feared for my life. While this "baby" cow looked harmless, when you have 600 lbs. of pure beef running you down, it's terrifying.

Without being insensitive, I did eat a big hamburger following this assignment to calm my nerves.